I glanced out the window about a half hour before sunset and shrieked, which freaked out my wife 1.
“What? What’s wrong?”
I was already lost in my head, bolting around the bedroom, gathering my equipment 2, so it wasn’t until I was bounding down the stairs that I managed to respond.
So out the door I went, with camera bag and tripod in tow. I hopped in the car and made my way to toward the river.
I set up in three spots as the sun approached the horizon, each capturing a different aspect of a magnificent spectacle. My only regret was I forgot to remove my cheap UV filter, which does funny things to strong highlights. Even so, the photos I captured were lovely. I altered shutter speed and aperture on site, and then played with the colors in Lightroom as I developed. It amazes me how changing settings even a little can change the entire feel between two photographs taken in the exact same spot. My favorite is below, you can see my other favorites on my Adobe Portfolio.